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Fun Facts About Easter

Friday, 12th April 2019 / Weekly Blog

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As a celebration that includes chocolate, sweets and bunnies, Easter is a great time of year! To get you in the mood for Easter here are some interesting facts you might have not known about the holiday.

 

1. Egg Painting

The art of painting eggs is called pysanka, which originated in Ukraine, and it involves using wax and dyes to colour the egg.

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2. The Easter Bunny

The idea of the Easter bunny giving sweets and eggs is thought to have originated in Germany during the Middle Ages.

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3. Sweets & Chocolate

After Halloween, Easter is the biggest sweets and chocolate consuming holiday of the year, and they happen to fall around 6 months apart - perfect for the 6 month dentist check-ups!

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4. The Chocolate Bunny

Are you an ears, arms or tail person? Seventy-six percent of people eat the ears on the chocolate bunny first, 5 percent go for the feet and 4 percent for the tail!

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5.  The Easter Egg

The exchange or giving of eggs is actually considered a symbol of rebirth in many cultures and it dates back to before Christian Easter

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6.  The Name

Easter was named after the Anglo-Saxon goddess Eostre. Scholars believe that Easter was named after a festival celebrating the goddess and the coming of spring. Her sacred symbols are thought to have been a hare and an egg.

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7.  Pretzels

In the old days, it was pretzels and not chocolate that were associated with Easter. This was because the twists of the pretzel resemble arms crossing in prayer.

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8.  White Lilly

The white lily is the official flower of Easter as they represent grace and purity.  Many churches and homes chose to decorate with the white lily for Easter and they’re commonly known as “Easter lilies.”

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9. The Date

Easter can fall anywhere between March 22 and April 25.  This is because Western churches celebrate Easter on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the spring equinox.  However this “full moon” is actually the paschal moon, which is based on 84-year “paschal cycles” and rarely corresponds to the astronomical fixed full moon, and that is why Easter dates vary year to year.

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